American television network Showtime’s long-running spy thriller Homeland will end with its upcoming eighth season, confirmed the show’s actress Claire Danes in an interview with radio personality Howard Stern.
Homeland was renewed for two seasons ahead of its sixth season in 2016. The seventh season was premiered in February 2018. The show traces the life and struggles of Carrie Mathison, a former intelligence officer with bipolar disorder.
In the interview, Danes said that she felt conflicted about the end of the series. “She is a lot, this Carrie freaking Mathison,” Danes said in the interview. “She is under constant duress so it’s a workout. So I’ll be ready for a reprieve from that, but I have never done anything for this long before. I have been married for as long, maybe a year longer.” Showtime is however, yet to make an announcement.
The show, which also stars Mandy Patinkin and F Murray Abraham, has won five Golden Globe awards and six Emmy awards since it began airing in 2011. Showrunner Alex Gansa had previously told Deadline Hollywood in an interview that his team would be writing an ending to the series in season 8, further adding that it would ultimately be the network’s decision to end the show.